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Nov 29, 2009 11:00pm EST
moved back to the united states when i was a baby and lived there till i was five in rochester, new york. this was after it had become safe for war resisters. my father worked in a health clinic in the state, and my mother worked at a cable access channel. they both decided they preferred it in canada. my father preferred the single payer health care system. my father preferred that. my mother was working for the national film board, which is a public institution that allowed her to make the political films that she wanted to make. they left the u.s. because of stayed in canada because of the social programs. >> do you remember when you first learned of this story and it sunk in? >> in canada, you did not have to be rich to get sick. i feel i always knew the story about health care. this was explained to me as a kid. i did understand that it was unfair that people were denied access to medicine because they did not have money to pay. as a doctor, my father preferred to work in a system whereby money did not have anything to do with the care that you received. i feel like i have always k
Nov 9, 2009 6:00am EST
interesting patterns >>> the first hurricane to threaten the united states this year, atlantic hurricane season, anyway, is due to hit the gulf coast tomorrow morning. forecasters say hurricane ida could cause flooding, rough surf and tornadoes from eastern mississippi to the florida panhandle. right now it's a category 1 with 90-mile-an-hour winds. no mandatory evacuations have been ordered yet. we'll watch this this morning. >>> two u.s. pilots were killed when their helicopter went down in northern iraq. the military says the army chopper had a hard landing yesterday and the incident is under investigation. separately, a u.s. marine died from noncombat injuries west of baghdad. >>> now it falls on the united states senate to take the baton and bring this effort to the finish line on behalf of the american people. and i'm absolutely confident that they will. >> that was president obama yesterday, congratulating the house after it narrowoly passed aed 1.2 billion health care reform bill. it calls for a public option, which may not get enough support to survive in the senate version. the
Nov 22, 2009 8:00pm EST
into power. the united states and the west were making loans to the soviet union. new numbers were coming out as to how much money they were borrowing. it was very boring in a very dry study -- and a very dry study. as i was doing that, i wondered why it was that defense spending was costing u.s. taxpayers so much money and then we turn around with our nato partners and make loans to the soviet economy. it all became a policy issue. this paper turned into a book with a very sensationalist title, called "the coming soviet crash" that said that on paper, this country is going bankrupt. that got me involved in defense issues. it got interesting. what i remember seeing you give a speech on this network back in 1989. what i thought it would be useful to take a few minutes too late things out the way gorbachev must be looking at them >> i thought it would be useful to take a few minutes -- >> i thought it would be useful to take a few minutes too late things out to a gorbachev must be looking at them. >> we were doing the book show and we ask you to come on. we visited for one hour -- we ask you to
Nov 22, 2009 11:00pm EST
on the soviet union. gorbachev had just come into power in 1985. the united states and the west were suddenly making loans to the soviet union. new numbers were coming out about how much they were borrowing from the west. and i proposed to do a very boring, very dry study of the impact of western capital on the soviet economy. but as i was doing that, i started thinking, why is it that defense spending is costing u.s. taxpayers so much money, and then we're turning around with our nato partners and making loans to this soviet economy, and supplying goods that they might otherwise have to divert their own resources to making, instead of building nuclear weapons, against which we were paying a bundle to defend ourselves? so, it all became sort of a policy issue. and so, i ended up -- this paper turned into a book with a very sensationalist title, called "the coming soviet crash," that said, on paper, this country is going bankrupt. and then there were implications from that that even got me involved in defense issues. so, it got interesting. >> i remember seeing you give a speech on this networ
Nov 23, 2009 6:00am EST
americans. you wouldn't begin to see irritation like you would in the united states. >> they had a taste of freedom. there still are certain resignation. they probably accept what's imposed on them much more readily than americans. i am so graduate americans don't have that trait. it's not just about making money it's not just because you can't necessarily be the wedgeiest person. it's that you can't fulfill your own dreams. the lifeliness of a dynamic society comes from a sense of well we don't know exactly there's a sense of the possibility of being successful. if you like freedom, that's what you live more. that's the froe document to bring to bear on any society. do you hear a lot of complaints in the west. all the airlines went broke. what happened here then. it's competition. as much as we had about how capitolism broke. what else would we want? it is people willing to set up a service business or produce something. they'll make a profit and do better. it is also a society that pays attention to the fellow man. it brings to bear all of the forces of free markets. that's what i beli
Nov 16, 2009 6:00am EST
they are in the united states, china or any nation. >> president obama will also visit china's great wall today. >>> so, a marquise matchup between two of nfl's biggest stars tom brady and peyton manning went right down to the wire, that's the way the fans like it. except for the heart attack thing. >> as you said earlier the call that this coach made that people will be talking about it at the water cooler. bill belichick. now, the fireworks went off and caught fire on the turf. this was the call that has people fuming. colts were up with two minutes left and they go for it and do not make it, so that means indy gets the ball left with 13 seconds left peyton manning hits reggie wane for the score. why didn't they punt? chargers runningback ludeignian tomlinson cried tears of joy. when l.t. got to the stadium he found a little box in his locker from his wife in it a pregnancy stick that read positive. she knew she was pregnant on tuesday but kept it a surprise. he went on to have the best game of the season for him scoring two tds. >> is that their first child? >> they have been having trouble conceivi
Nov 2, 2009 6:00am EST
. >>> this was a proud moment for the united states. meb keflezighi became the first american to win the new york city marathon in 27 years. he was a star at ucla, became a u.s. citizen in '98. there he is, proudly holding up the american flag. >> that's great. >> at 34 years old, ran his best time, two hours and nine minutes. >> he wasn't like the tallest person in the bunch. >> no, he was not. it's been a while since he has had a race that good. >>> a bat got into the at&t center in the spurs game. yes, that's a bat on halloween night. can a oaty shows up with a net and batman shirt. watch this here. ginobli swats the bat and knocks him out. he has a bat in his hand. one more time. knocks the bat to the ground. >> it could have been rabid. you don't know. >> he went and got some hand san advertiser. word is he killed it. he's trying to give it to somebody. i don't want that. no, i don't want that. the bat, officials said was just stunned and flew away. >>> couple of big crashes at talladega speedway, how this driver would fair after flipping his car upside down. we'll have it in ten. robin? >> my go
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